We’ve all been there: the moment a crush turns into “head-over-heels-can’t-get-enough-of-you-this-could-be-the-one” love. Falling in love begins with the little things, bb, and that moment when they remember your coffee order or text you the perfect meme can change your life ~forever~.
Love isn’t always easy—I’ve been in love many times before, but each time, it changes you. The stars dance above us, but their power guides us here on Earth. You and that cutie were meant to meet—and the instant they hit your trigger, they show you just how easy it is to love them. Peer into the exact moment you will fall in love by looking at your stars.
ARIES: THEY CANCEL PLANS TO BE WITH YOU.
Aries, you crave passion more than anything, and you always want to be your crush's first priority (just like you're the first sign of the zodiac). You get all the feels when you see your partner cancel their plans just to spend time with you. Bonus points if you're just wasting time watching Netflix then making out after a pillow fight.
TAURUS: YOU WAKE UP TOGETHER AND YOU REALIZE YOU SMELL LIKE THEM.
Taurus, your sign is all about the senses—whether it be scent, taste, or touch. While you may be cautious with your heart (at least at first), once your senses are stimulated, you fall hard. When you realize you recognize your sweetie's scent—and that you smell like them after they've left—you're in. You'll be daydreaming about the way they smell until you see them again.
GEMINI: YOU REALIZE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH A LOOK.
Gemini, you love to talk, and your convos with your crush (or TBH, anyone) can last for hours. However, your heart soars when you realize you have an unspoken language with your S.O. That moment you share eye contact over an inside joke and realize you can basically read each other's minds? You're head over heels.
CANCER: THEY SLOW DANCE WITH YOU IN THE KITCHEN.
Cancer, you're romantic AF—and you're also all about your home. You'd pick a romantic night in over going out dancing any day (remember when that was a thing?). You'll be swept off your feet when you're fixing up pesto cavatappi and your boo grabs you to sway like the sea. This delicate moment links touch, feels, and food—all keys to your heart. Bonus points if you kiss in front of your pup.
LEO: YOU TAKE PICS AND REALIZE HOW PERF YOU LOOK TOGETHER.
Romance with a Leo has to look good. You always need to shine, and you expect the same of your potential boo. You want to show them off! The instant you move from “maybe” to “YES” is when you take a photo together and realize that it is HOT AF. Not only is it worthy of the ‘gram, you want to put it on a Times Square billboard. The two of you look made for each other. A love that looks this good will never go out of style.
VIRGO: WHEN THEY REMEMBER THE LITTLE DETAILS.
Virgo, you're very practical, and you often go above and beyond to help those who they care for. You pay immense attention to detail, but you're shocked when someone does the same for you. The moment that your boo remembers that you only drink decaf with one sugar, not two; makes your bed first thing in the morning because they know that's how you start your day; or orders you extra crispy chicken nugs because that's the only way you like them, you'll feel ~seen~.
LIBRA: THEY SAY "US" INSTEAD OF "ME."
Libra, you're incredibly romantic, and you always make love a priority! Partnership comes naturally to you, and you feel most at home when someone is by your side. So it makes sense that the moment that gives you *heart eyes* is when your bae starts saying “us” and "we" when talking with your friends. Nothing matters more than knowing your partner sees the two of you as a pair.
SCORPIO: WHEN THEY SEE THE ~REAL YOU~.
You know that love is messy, Scorpio. You're a passionate water sign and you have depths of emotion that few truly understand. You put their heart into your relationships so deeply that if it ends, you feel like it's the end of the world. Because of this, you coil barbed wire around your heart and come off as very guarded. You realize you're in love when you share your true thoughts and your S.O. totally accepts them. You trust that even if it gets tough, they'll stay.
SAGITTARIUS: YOU REALIZE YOU GET AN ADRENALINE RUSH AROUND THEM.
Sagittarius, you fall in love fast, and you get bored just as quickly. As a fire sign, you need excitement—you want life to feel like an adventure! When it comes to romance, you need ~experiences~. When your partner takes you high-speed racing, swimming with great white sharks, sky-diving—or just plans a weekend getaway—the adrenaline rush makes you realize you've fallen, hard.
CAPRICORN: THEY SHOW YOU THEY WANT TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE TOGETHER.
Capricorn, you have a vision of what you want your life to be like, and you won't stop until you have it. You're ambitious, and you follow up your goals with specific plans and actions. When it comes to love, your partner has to bring something to the table, not stand in the way of your five-year plan. But you truly open your heart when your boo helps make your goal a reality. Whether they're suggesting you adopt a shiba inu together because you've always wanted one, setting money aside for retirement, or taking steps to buy that house on a beach in Hawaii, you melt when your person shows you that they're building your future together.
AQUARIUS: THEY GET INTO YOUR WEIRDEST HOBBIES.
Aquarius, you're highly intellectual and you have opinions about everything. You're also known for your unique interests—and when you have a hobby, you go deep! You realize you've fallen for your boo when they show that they've taken the time to learn about your interests, whether they're sending you a link to a rare demo by your fave band or surprising you with a new quartz crystal.
PISCES: THEY HELP MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.
Pisces, you could spend hours daydreaming about romantic experiences you'd like to have. And you fall deep when your bae takes a figurative page out of your journal and turns it into a reality. Whether you've always wanted to fly in a hot air balloon or fantasized about making out in the pouring rain, you'll give your heart to the person who can make your daydream happen IRL.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.